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Gift of the Day: A Bag That Will Always Remind You of New York

Photo: Andrew Myers

Nothing says “I love New York City” quite like New York merch. From the classic navy Yankees cap to Only NY x New York Magazines ‘New Yawk’ swag, walking around wearing your city signifies pride and lets the world know what city you represent, even if that’s not your intention.

The half-moon New York bag created by the contemporary label Florist is a great addition to anyone’s collection of NY memorabilia. Founded by George Banks in 2019, each bag is handmade in Banks’s Brooklyn studio. It’s made with chromexcel leather, which is soft and durable, and the crescent-moon shape allows the bag to work as a shoulder bag, elbow-crease bag, and my personal favorite, the handbag, so you can easily show off the New York insignia and hand-braided handle with just a simple flick of the wrist.

Unlike other bags that have become symbolic among New York creatives, Florist wants you to add your personal touch to the bag and includes the option to add a sterling-silver butterfly pendant or incorporate a particular color of your choice into the lettering.

Gift of the Day: A Bag That Reminds You of New York